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mhacleth
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2005 1:51 am    Post subject: Powerbook G3 Doesn't boot on CD! Reply with quote

I'd like to put Gentoo on a hand-me down Powerbook G3 Wallstreet.
I downloaded the install-minimal iso for ppc. However, I don't know how to boot off the CD.
I read the docs and tried these:
a) hold down 'c' button.
b) hold down 'apple' 'option' 'ctrl' 'O' 'F' (as suggested in a workaround)
c) hold down 'ctrl' 'apple' 'shift' 'O'
to boot off the CD but, it goes on booting OS8.6.

Hmm... any hints? Or should I just forget it?
I even tried changing the startup disk to the CD in the Startup Disk Control Panel.

Mhac
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2005 7:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved from Installing Gentoo to Gentoo on PPC.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2005 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know for sure, but i suspect the mac you're talking about is an old world mac? I'd guess so, since it's running
OS 8.6. It's not possible to boot the live cd's directly if you have an old world mac. Take a look at the section
"Alternative: Booting the Installation CD with BootX" on the page http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/handbook-ppc.xml?part=1&chap=2
That might help. I've never used an old world mac before, just the new world ones, but i guess it should work. Post back how you get on, hopefully someone with more experience might see the thread!

Hope that helps,
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